Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities

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Celebrate the life of Dr. King with this engaging Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity. Students will learn about the March on Washington through reading and research. Then, they'll create a 3D map of the march. Spark critical thinking with this inspiring lesson about civil rights.

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This resource includes:

  • objectives
  • 5E lesson plan
  • extra resources (websites, book recommendations, videos)
  • reading passage with comprehension questions
  • answer key
  • optional booklet
  • STEM planning page
  • reflection sheet
  • teacher background information (includes pictures and tips)

Students will create a 3D model of Washington. Then they'll navigate Dr. King through the map using only a magnet to replicate the March on Washington.

Each group will need:

  • variety of colored paper
  • one ruler
  • scissors
  • tape
  • one craft stick
  • markers and/or crayons
  • one magnet
  • paperclips, brass brads, and/or safety pins

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units-whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.


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